The school provides Tamil and English-medium education for pupils aged 6 to 19 years in its Primary and Upper sections. In 2006 there are over 4500 students and 120 teachers on the staff. Nearly all the buildings are purpose built and include Science Laboratories, Computer Room, Libraries, and Art facilities.
History of the CollegeWritten by Hindu Web World Team for school website in Feb 2002 with aid from Former Principal D.R. Rajalingam (A/L 2003 Batch). (Following content is copied from school website)
The dream of several generations of Tamils, particularly the Hindus, living in and around the city of Colombo was fulfilled in 1951. The 12th of February 1951 was a red letter day. On that day was founded the Pillaiyar Padasalai with 48 students and a few volunteer teachers. Mr.Pathamanathan was the first Principal. This was in sequence to the fervent made by a large of the Hindus residing in Colombo. Today this school has blossomed into the formant Tamil Medium National School in the western province. This has been due to the efforts of the founder members and the encouragement, Co-Operation, Assistance and unstrings generosity of parents, old boys and well wishers.
The initial task of the founders was to find money to launch the school project and their target was to collect one million rupees. A Pamphlet, 10,000 copies in English and 5,000 copies in Tamil was published on 20... Read More